AWS cloud formation what should be excluded

by Steve   Last Updated August 13, 2019 22:00 PM

We currently have a web UI configured infrastructure that I want to move to cloud formation as it is growing in complexity. We use ECS with multiple docker containers, RDS, load balancers, SNS etc.

What I would like is suggestion on where to draw the line (or where to find the information) between what should be in cloud formation and what is not. Particularly around

  • IAM rules for the likes of developer permissions excluding the ones required to deploy stacks from cloud formation
  • RDS databases- do you run the risk of destroying production databases and having them re-deployed without the data
  • Elastic ip addresses attached to a network load balancer

Thanks in advance

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